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[Sep. 23rd, 2005|12:21 am]
Roy Janik
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Hey Roy, truth or dare?
Dare!
I dare you to total your car.
D'okay!



Okay, in all fairness it's not really totaled. But it might be. The hood and front grill are smashed up, but oddly enough, it drives fine. But the mechanics seem to think that my insurance company will want to declare it totaled, which just means that it'll cost more to fix than it's worth. And then, apparently, I can buy it back if I want and get it fixed for cheaper? It is very complicated. So it's at the moonbase right now, and I may actually drive it into work tomorrow.

But let me back up. I stayed up all night last night cleaning the Moonbase. It's pretty damn clean right now, for me anyhow. I did this because my sister Julie, her husband Jon, and my two nephews Alec and Nicholas were going to flee Houston and come stay with me. Dana, Misty and Harley were going to do the same. However, due to the crazy traffic gridlock, both groups decided to stay put. So around 11 I decided to drive into work. Unfortunately, there was this car stopped and turning left along the way that I did not see until it was too late. My hood crumpled up nice and good, even though I did very little damage to the other car. Hrm.

So after exchanging info, I drove home, and cleaned out the car. I decided to drive aross town to Great Hills Automotive in the Arboretum area since I trust them. They made sure there was nothing wrong with the engine and so forth and sent me on my way. So the next step is to get it appraised.

I really don't want to be paying on a new car loan, so we'll see. The Black Ranger, as I never call my car, has been faithful for what, 5 years or something? I'm not sure what kind of car I'd look for next. The only thing I know is that I want it to be tiny. I love the mini cooper, but that'd mean getting a new car more or less. And plus, my nemesis has one.

The day looked up, though. Kareem and I went to the Improv Benefit for Hurricane Katrina, and I won one of the raffles. Free icecream, 20 dollar Waterloo gift card, and a 50 dollar dinner for two at the Boatyard Grill.
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[User Picture]From: wolfeskitchen
2005-09-23 05:39 am (UTC)
Uhm. You did it wrong. You asked for truth and I asked you a question and you answered it.

There was no dare, much less a dare to F up your car.
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[User Picture]From: tomtomtomtomtom
2005-09-23 06:08 am (UTC)
As if you're the only one who asks truth or dare!
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2005-09-23 06:12 am (UTC)
Boy, do I know how THAT feels. Except worse. Good thing nobody was injured.
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From: wettoad
2005-09-23 06:16 am (UTC)
you wanna buy it from me?

that would make it an even more interesting story
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From: hetchjay
2005-09-23 06:37 am (UTC)
Tod you cannot sell that car. Are you guys having babies or something. You might be able to fit one baby back ther maybe, if it's small (which it probably will be after Summervember, yeaaaaaaaaaaah)
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2005-09-23 03:06 pm (UTC)
Give that thing to me, Todd. I just watched the original Italian Job.
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[User Picture]From: chichi27
2005-09-23 01:06 pm (UTC)
You should come into Waterloo between 10-4 before Tuesday. I'll be working there.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-09-23 01:43 pm (UTC)
When'd you start working at the 'loo?
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-23 11:29 pm (UTC)
Since last Friday. It was a temp position during ACL Fest.
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[User Picture]From: valetoile
2005-09-23 01:32 pm (UTC)
Amy's ice cream?
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-23 01:33 pm (UTC)
Is there any other kind?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2005-09-23 01:34 pm (UTC)
Argh, that was me.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-23 02:00 pm (UTC)
quit taking credit for other people's posts...
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[User Picture]From: flounderphil
2005-09-23 02:21 pm (UTC)
Don't get a MiniCooper until you have your mid-life crisis Roy, unless you're approaching that 3/8 life crisis I've been hearing about lately.
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[User Picture]From: ericfish
2005-09-23 02:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe Roy won't make it to 60, and this is his mid-life.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2005-09-23 06:11 pm (UTC)
I should get a mini-Cooper as an incentive to lose weight. "If only I'd lose 10 pounds I could fit in my tiny car more comfortably!"

Sorry to hear about/see your car, Roy. That sucks. Let us know if there is anything we can do.
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[User Picture]From: eva_bellatrix
2005-09-23 02:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the funny thing about nemesii? They always seem to have things you want, but since their filthy hands are all over one, you don't want it anymore, but carry all this resentment that they did that to your idolized object.
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[User Picture]From: sara_anm8r
2005-09-23 04:14 pm (UTC)

Hybrid, anyone?

From an acquaintance... ~Sara *** From a friend of a friend... ~Bonnie *** From: "Lewis Gould" <llgould@hotmail.com> Subject: Gould Honda Hybrid 2005 Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:59:48 +0000 Dear Friends: We have to sell our new Honda Hybrid (2005) for personal health reasons. We bought in July 2005 and it has only 450-460 miles on it. In essence, it is like new. We have to sell it to buy another car. We are asking $19,000 for the car (which is close to two thousand dollars below the sticker price we paid to the dealer before fee, etc.). If you know of anyone interested in buying a like-new Hybrid for that price, please have them contact us. Lew and Karen Gould (453-2602)
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[User Picture]From: rachaeldoss
2005-09-23 05:26 pm (UTC)
Don't play truth or dare with yourself anymore, Roy. You are MEAN!
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[User Picture]From: timthemagiccow
2005-09-23 06:25 pm (UTC)
I dare you to total Tod's mini cooper



with Mindy's baby INSIDE!!
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-09-23 08:09 pm (UTC)
(about the car) Yikes! I'm sorry
(about the raffle) That's pretty awesome.
Maybe karma felt bad,
"Why did I do that to Roy? Well if he wants some free food and stuff..."
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